Objects including Egyptian sarcophagi, stone sculptures and 19th-century paintings.
In response to Columbus Day.
Finding a new home at the Virginia Museum of History and Culture.
The statue, by the British sculptor Marc Quinn, was installed in secret at dawn.
“It is the right decision and the right time to remove this problematic statue,” said Mayor de Blasio.
The artist selected “must be of African descent.”
The injunction will prevent the statue’s removal for the next 10 days.
Due to New York City officials’ safety concerns.
In his hometown of Malmo.
The largest one in the western hemisphere.